Ever hear the phrase “Cheer up! Things could be worse.” Of course, we all have. It’s designed to guilt trip you into gratitude (be grateful for what you’ve got). And it’s very effective. Lately though when I hear this trite phrase, I think, “yea things could be worse, but they could be better, a hell … Continue reading Subconscious Scrap
Being human means making mistakes, best-case scenario is we don't make the same one over and over. That said I couldn’t get out of bed this week without stepping in it. The latest mistake was brand new but the dance was with an old friend. If you are familiar with the “bad” photo from the … Continue reading Humans Being
Expectations can be tricky. Establish them too high and you could be setting yourself up for disappointment. Set them too low, you spare yourself the disappointment, but it’s a good bet that you’re not going to get a desired result. So what the hell? What about the personal expectations you have set for yourself, friends … Continue reading Where are Your Expectations?
I started "Struggle Street" Oct. 23, 2017 as part of a new treatment regimen. I was hoping it would control my severe depression/PTSD that I had been suffering from since childhood (Reasons). Today I would like to share a brief list of symptoms/behaviors from both before and after this treatment. Before: fatigue, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH UPDATE
Desired result can be a source of trepidation because they can come in varying degrees. (think subjective) Let’s call that variation a grey area (not the “50 Shades” type, we want to live there). I’m talking about the kind of grey area that lawyers live for and the majority of us think sucks because we … Continue reading Are you getting the results you desire?
This pesky little dichotomy can cross you up making your life very unsavory if you let it. Let’s examine the difference between the two. First, “reaction”, we react to stimuli every day, one example would be if someone cuts you off in traffic. Your first reaction might be, “I’ll kill that Mother Fucker” or “That … Continue reading React v Respond What’s your Choice?
Spring is in the air here in the Mid-West (Not really, I'm freezing my sac). Anyway, if spring were in the air my mind would turn to exercise, as one must, to prepare for those sunny beach outings. Problem is God is not going to will my ass to 4% body fat. That task will … Continue reading Is Fat, Dumb and Happy Possible?